7th Annual Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine

Announcing the 7th Annual Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of
Medicine, to be held the weekend of October 9-10, 2009, and hosted by
the Department of the History and Sociology of Science at the University
of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The seminar is organized
and coordinated by graduate students across North America working in
fields related to the history of medicine. Our mission is to foster a
sense of community and provide a forum for sharing and critiquing
graduate research by peers from a variety of institutions and
backgrounds. For more information, including previous years’ programs,
please visit www.jointatlantic.org.


Graduate students are encouraged to submit abstracts for research
presentations on topics related to the history of health and healing; of
medical ideas, practices, and institutions; and of illness, disease, and
public health, from all eras and regions of the world. Abstracts should
be no more than 350 words and should clearly state the purpose, thesis,
methodology, and principal findings of the paper to be presented. Please
note that abstracts more than 350 words in length will not be reviewed.
Speakers must be enrolled as graduate students at the time of the
conference. Successful proposals will engage with relevant
historiographic issues and the potential contribution to scholarship on
the history of medicine and health. A panel of graduate students and
faculty members from several different institutions will review the

All abstracts should be submitted electronically (either as a MS Word
document or as text in the body of an e-mail) to Marissa Mika, Program
Chair, at [email protected].

It is not clear at this time whether or not we will be able to provide
financial support for travel to participants. However, we will make
every effort to provide accommodation for presenters. We urge students
whose papers are accepted to seek financial support from their home
institutions to participate in the seminar. Registration for the
conference is free.

The deadline for submissions will be May 15, 2009.